Composition of the DPA pending the appointment of the directors and members

The members of the executive committee, the knowledge center and the litigation chamber are appointed by the Belgian Federal House of Representatives on the basis of their competences and experience in the field of the protection of personal data, their independence and their moral authority. Together they face the legal, economic, ethical and technological challenges of the evolution of digital society. The members of the executive committee, the knowledge center and the litigation chamber are appointed for a once renewable term of six years.

The members of the executive committee, the knowledge center and the litigation chamber still have to be appointed by the Chamber of Representatives. Therefore, by law of 24 May 2018 amending the law of 3 December 2017, it was decided that the members of the Commission for the protection of privacy  exercise the duties and powers of the Data Protection Authority during this transitional period. The mandate of the members of the CPP ends on the day on which the members of the executive committee take the oath and sign the declaration confirming that they are no conflicts of interest.

The permanent and substitute members of the former CPP are part of the DPA in its provisional composition. The composition of the DPA pending the appointment of the directors, the members of the knowledge center and the disputes room is as follows:

Executive committee

Willem DebeuckelaereDirector knowledge center
Jo BaretDirector general secretariat
Frank SchuermansInspector-general and director front office
Séverine WaterbleyInspector-general and director front office
Dirk van der KelenChairman litigation chamber

Litigation chamber

Dirk van der Kelen
Frank Desmet
Joël Livyns
Serge Mertens de Wilmars
Ivan Vandermeersch

Knowledge center

Willem DebeuckelaerePermanent member
Stefan VerschuerePermanent member
Jo BaretPermanent member
Frank RobbenPermanent member

Gert Vermeulen

Permanent member
Séverine WaterbleyPermanent member
Frank De SmetSubstitute member
Joël LivynsSubstitute member
Serge Mertens de WilmarsSubstitute member
Mireille SalmonSubstitute member
Frank SchuermansSubstitute member
Dirk van der KelenSubstitute member
Ivan VandermeerschSubstitute member